There are 7 ways to get from Barcelona to Palermo by plane, bus, car ferry, ferry, bus and ferry or train

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly to Palermo  •  5 h 27 min

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Palermo (PMO) BCN - PMO

$65 - $325

6 alternative options

Fly to Catania, bus  •  7 h 54 min

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Catania (CTA) BCN - CTA
  2. Take the bus from Catania–Fontanarossa Airport to Palermo

$87 - $387

Fly to Trapani, bus  •  10 h 4 min

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Trapani (TPS) BCN - TPS
  2. Take the bus from Trapani Birgi Airport to Palermo - p.zza Cairoli

$162 - $552

Car ferry, ferry  •  35 h 8 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Barcelona to Civitavecchia
  2. Take the ferry from Civitavecchia to Palermo

$180 - $267

Bus, bus and ferry  •  35 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona to Rome Tiburtina
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Rome Tiburtina to Palermo

$173 - $266

Train  •  35 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Girona A / ...
  2. Take the train from Girona to Port Bou Ir / ...
  3. Take the train from Cerbère to Montpellier Saint-Roch
  4. Take the train from Montpellier Saint-Roch to Marseille-St-Charles Ic
  5. Take the train from Marseille-Saint-Charles to Genova Piazza Principe Ec
  6. Take the train from Genova Piazza Principe to Palermo Centrale Icn

$260 - $386

Bus  •  2 days 10 h

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona to Roma
  2. Take the bus from Rome Stazione Tiburtina to Palermo - Piazzetta Cairoli

$267 - $395

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Barcelona to Palermo is to fly which costs 55€ - 280€ and takes 5 h 27 min.

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The quickest way to get from Barcelona to Palermo is to fly which costs 55€ - 280€ and takes 5 h 27 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Barcelona to Palermo. However, there are services departing from Barcelona and arriving at Palermo via Rome Tiburtina. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 35 h 25 min.

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No, there is no direct ferry from Barcelona to Palermo. However, there are services departing from Barcelona and arriving at Palermo via Civitavecchia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 35 h 8 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Barcelona to Palermo. However, there are services departing from Barcelona Sants and arriving at Palermo Centrale via Girona, Cerbère, Montpellier Saint-Roch, Marseille-Saint-Charles and Genova Piazza Principe. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 35 h 50 min.

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The distance between Barcelona and Palermo is 1020 km.

The best way to get from Barcelona to Palermo without a car is to car ferry and ferry which takes 35 h 8 min and costs 150€ - 230€.

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It takes approximately 5 h 27 min to get from Barcelona to Palermo, including transfers.

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Map of how to get from Barcelona to Palermo.
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  • Distance: 637.2 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 27 min

What companies run services between Barcelona, Spain and Palermo, Italy?

Vueling Airlines and Alitalia fly from Barcelona to Palermo 5 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Barcelona to Palermo via Girona, Port Bou, Cerbère, Montpellier Saint-Roch, Marseille-St-Charles, Marseille-Saint-Charles, and Genova Piazza Principe in around 35 h 50 min.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Barcelona to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Flights from Barcelona to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Barcelona to Trapani via Rome
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Flights from Barcelona to Trapani via Venice, Rome
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $470
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Barcelona to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$80 - $430
Flights from Barcelona to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $430
Flights from Barcelona to Catania
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $700
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Barcelona to Catania via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
4 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,900
Flights from Barcelona to Catania via Lyon
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,900
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Barcelona to Trapani via Prague
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Barcelona to Trapani via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
9 h 35 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $450
Flights from Barcelona to Trapani via Palma Mallorca, Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
10 h 5 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $480
Train operators
Spanish Railways (RENFE)

Based in Madrid, Renfe is a state-owned train operator, that connects cities across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. Renfe’s extensive network means most destinations offer multiple trains a day, with the most popular routes normally offering a train each hour. Locally known as AVE, the high-speed trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. Comfort is key in a Renfe train, with seats with footrests in all three classes of travel: Standard, Club and First. Each seat has an individual light, a pull-down table and an electrical outlet for in Club and First classes. There is free WiFi for first class passengers and for those with a + Renfe card.

Rome2rio's guide to Spanish Railways (RENFE)
Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants to Girona
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $22
Website
renfe.com
Train from Girona to Port Bou
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $19
Website
renfe.com
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Cerbère to Montpellier Saint-Roch
Ave. Duration
2 h 33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$30 - $50
1st Class
$45 - $75
Train from Montpellier Saint-Roch to Marseille-St-Charles
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$30 - $45
1st Class
$40 - $65
Trenitalia Eurocity

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Marseille-Saint-Charles to Genova Piazza Principe
Ave. Duration
5 h 41 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Trenitalia Intercity

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Genova Piazza Principe to Palermo Centrale
Ave. Duration
18 h 59 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $160
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
SAIS Autolinee
Phone
800 21 10 20
Email
saisautolineeweb@gmail.com
Website
saisautolinee.it
Bus from Catania–Fontanarossa Airport to Palermo
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
saisautolinee.it
Bus from Rome Stazione Tiburtina to Palermo - Piazzetta Cairoli
Ave. Duration
12 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$150 - $220
Schedules at
saisautolinee.it
Autoservizi Salemi Srl
Phone
(+39) 0923 98.11.20
Website
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus from Trapani Birgi Airport to Palermo - p.zza Cairoli
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Schedules at
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus and ferry from Rome Tiburtina to Palermo
Ave. Duration
11 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $95
Schedules at
autoservizisalemi.it
Autolinee Gambioli
Phone
+41 (0) 79.71.85.806
Email
info@autolineegambioli.it
Website
autolineegambioli.it
Bus from Barcelona to Rome Tiburtina
Ave. Duration
22 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$110 - $180
Schedules at
autolineegambioli.it
ALSA

A Spanish subsidiary of National Express, ALSA provides bus and coach services across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland and Malta. Founded in 1923, ALSA values service and the customer experience. Buses are equipped with communal TV screens showing movies, individual behind-seat screens, ALSA radio, app for books and music, and free WiFi so you’re never bored on your journey. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. Flexibility is another highlight of an ALSA journey, with three types of tickets on offer - Frequent Traveller Pass, Share Pass and ALSA Pass, along with discounts for senior citizens, students and children.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Barcelona to Roma
Ave. Duration
45 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$110 - $180
Website
alsa.com
Ferry operators

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